At Facebook, they’re always looking at how they can help businesses across Asia Pacific to reach their full potential. And they’re taking the next step in expanding their support to developers and entrepreneurs through their Startup Station Singapore initiative, a partnership with IMDA.
Singapore is Facebook’s headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region – an area that’s experiencing unprecedented growth. The potential to make an impact is endless as their teams look to connect billions more people. The technologically advanced communities they serve make Facebook Singapore an ideal place for creative marketers to thrive.
This new office space spans a space of approximately 260,000 sq ft and will house Facebook’s Singapore and regional team. It has workspaces for about 3,000 employees.
The new office is also home to Facebook’s first partner centre in Asia. There are currently 7 Facebook partner centres around the world.
A green corridor adjacent to the Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal (between Holland Green and Holland Plain) is now open.
Reaching almost 1km in length, this green corridor features rain gardens, vegetated swales, and wetland systems. The diverse native plants and forest tree species provide a conducive environment for flora and fauna including the Grey Heron, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Malayan Water Monitor and many dragonflies.
The green corridor runs along Holland Plain and you can get there via Holland Road or Holland Link.
The historic Long Bar of Raffles Hotel returns fully restored and continues its proud tradition as the Home of the Singapore Sling.
The famous counter shines like new amidst decor that marries architecture and contemporary plantation-inspired motifs. Long Bar was located at Cad’s Alley in the early 1900s. At a time when improved rail and road systems brought rubber and palm oil plantation owners over to Singapore from Malaya every weekend, it was known as the ‘Rendezvous of Planters’. Not a formal bar, but rather tables placed next to another facing Bras Basah Road, it was a vantage point from which male visitors surveyed the procession of ladies.
The earthy decor of the two-storey Long Bar is inspired by Malayan life in the 1920s. The deep, rich colours and lush greenery transport patrons to the edge of a tropical plantation. In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere, guests are invited to brush peanut shells off the table and bar counter to the floor. This is quite possibly the only place in Singapore where littering is encouraged!
The Singapore Sling, widely regarded as the national drink, was first created in 1915 by Raffles bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. Primarily a gin-based cocktail, the Singapore Sling also contains pineapple juice, lime juice, curaçao and Bénédictine. Giving it the pretty pink hue are grenadine and cherry liqueur. Bartender Ngiam deliberately chose to give the cocktail this rosy colour.
Swing by the newly-reopened Long Bar for your glass of Singapore Sling today.
In the meantime, you can also say hello to your loved ones with a lovely Raffles Hotel - Singapore Sling digital postcard here.
Toys"R"Us is the world's leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. They recently revamped their Suntec City store as part of their plans to make the place brighter and more interactive! It has been refurbished with cool displays and pockets of interactive fun.
As the leading toy, baby and educational products retailer for children in Asia, they are very focused on delivering a truly unique experience to families and kids. Their teams are committed to excite their customers with exclusive and differentiated product ranges, both online and through a thrilling hands-on experience in store… so go visit and PLAY!
The result of a unique collaboration with award-winning bar developers, Proof & Company, MO BAR is located on the hotel’s fourth floor with floor-to-ceiling views of Marina Bay.
Blueplate Studios by Wilson Associates has overseen the design, which has been inspired by the Pacific Ocean. The sophisticated décor incorporates travel artefacts, hand-carved wooden sculptures, etched metal panels and hand-woven tapestries. A distinctive bar counter takes centre stage and offers guests a front row seat from which to view the skilled mixology team in action.
The drinks menu has been created by Bar Manager Michele Mariotti, who has worked at many of Europe’s most esteemed bars. There are 14 cocktails available including ‘Coconut Beaches of Fiji’ with pisco, lychee cordial and carbonated coconut cream and ‘Mother of Dragons’ with strawberry aloe vera, red dragon fruit juice and cachaça. The list also includes mocktails, beers and wines, and a one-of-a-kind MO BAR Pilsner, developed in collaboration with local craft brewery, Archipelago.
Gourmet light bite highlights comprise ‘Indo-China Prawns with Masala Mayo’, ‘Singdog with Achar’ and the exquisite ‘Avocado’ dessert filled with avocado mousse and Gula Melaka ice cream. The hotel’s popular afternoon tea is also served daily, featuring artisan pastries and a myriad of accompanying local delights, with the personalised service for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned.
Sephora has officially opened a new branch in Causeway Point; bringing their amazing range of products closer to the residents/shoppers in the North.
Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept founded in France by Dominique Mandonnaud in 1970. Sephora's unique, open-sell environment features an ever-increasing amount of classic and emerging brands across a broad range of product categories including skincare, makeup, fragrance, body and hair care, in addition to Sephora's own private label.
Today, Sephora is not only the leading chain of perfume and cosmetics stores in France, but also a powerful beauty presence in countries around the world.
Visit YOKU MOKU's new ION Orchard boutique for some of their renowned & delectable cookies! They have just made the move into their new home from Level 3 to Basement 4 of the mall. Unlike any of their previous boutiques; this new boutique comes with a private buying room for customers who prefer a more exclusive experience while buying YOKU MOKU cookies.
There is a small town in Sweden called JOKKMOKK, located north of the Arctic Circle on the shore of a lake surrounded by forests. This quaint town inspired YOKU MOKU's founder, Noriichi Fujinawa to create the YOKU MOKU brand in Tokyo over 40 years ago, as he admired the town’s delicious home-made confectionery, cookies and simple way of life.
Made with the finest butter, flour, and other ingredients, YOKU MOKU cookies are crafted to deliver fine taste and melt-in-your-mouth experiences.
At YOKU MOKU, they believe in creating luxury confectionery and cookies that are driven by sincerity and care. All their products are made in Japan and contain no preservatives.
Discover the Cuban milieu at Cuba Libre Café & Bar, Frasers Tower. Savour contemporary Latin American cuisine with a healthier approach and a wide selection of mojitos (some of the best in Singapore).
Since the first Cuba Libre Café & Bar opened in 2006, it adds fun and energetic vibes to Singapore’s scene. The new edition of Café and Bar brings Cuba Libre’s vibrant energy to Frasers Tower. Bright colours interior, rustic vibes, and eclectic quirks, the venue manifests a modern twist of Cuba.
The new concept focuses more on its kitchen, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner for the Tanjong Pagar locale. Added repertoire to the menu offerings include smoothies, eggs and avocados on toasts, pastries, sandwiches, desserts and late-night snack bar. With influences from the Caribbean islands that surround it, as well as Spain, France, Portugal, Asia and Africa, Cuba Libre’s new menu is packed with an excellent source of nutrients.